HASS Engagement & Impact

This collection features resources about the important role of humanities, arts and social science (HASS) research and its contribution to society. The collection is supported by the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH), the authoritative agency on research, teaching and learning for the HASS sector in Australian and New Zealand universities. We welcome further relevant content in this collection. Please contact editors@apo.org.au

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HASS Engagement & Impact

Research report

28 Jun 2017

The arts have the power to inspire, entertain and unite. They connect people with ideas, emotions and stories; and spark imagination, creativity and joy. The arts are intrinsically important and contribute to individual and collective wellbeing – they play an essential role in the daily lives of...

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Research report

28 Feb 2017

Based on a survey conducted in 2016, the data in this study reveals that the small-to-medium (S2M) visual arts sector employs over 2,000 people, puts $100 million into the economy and produces 26,000 new art works each year - with a budget worth just 0.03% of Federal Government revenue. However...

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Submission

16 Jan 2017

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that the current draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap goes a long way in recognising the developments in humanities and social sciences research and its contribution to a national...

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Book

30 Oct 2016

This book has been published on behalf of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

CHASS promotes and supports the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) in Australia, and represents an important networking forum for teachers, researchers, pro- fessionals,...

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Submission

09 Sep 2016

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) argues that the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) sector comprises a large part of Australia’s research and innovation system, a system that is transforming due to digital capabilities and the resulting...

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Discussion paper

Submission

09 Sep 2016

Development of successful HEPPP programs takes time and commitment by each university, for this reason HEPPP resources should be reasonably predictable for universities so that they can develop and deliver quality programs and activities. While universities should be held accountable for their...

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Research report

01 Sep 2016

First Nations performing arts are unique, contemporary and diverse expressions of the world’s longest continuously living cultures. They embody a proud tradition of telling stories to connect generations and communities.

The Australia Council’s national Arts Participation Survey found...

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Evaluation

Report

23 Aug 2016

The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) was formed in 2001 to "stimulate collaboration between selected liberal arts colleges and to act as a catalyst for the effective integration of emerging and newer digital technologies into teaching, learning, scholarship, and...

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Commentary

Article

23 Aug 2016

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) rejected claims in the media yesterday questioning the merits of funding of research projects and challenging the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC).

“Academics in Australian universities...

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Discussion paper

Submission

25 Jul 2016

The Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH) disciplines account for 65% of all Australian higher education enrolments, and have major roles to play in driving innovation, fairness and excellence. DASSH’s response to this consultation paper is informed by our recognition that sustaining a...

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Submission

22 Jul 2016

DASSH endorses the emphasis on simplifying systems and reporting requirements, incentivising engagement with end-users, and recognising that Australia has a mature university system in which individual higher education institutions should determine the best use of their research funding (with...

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Discussion paper

Submission

24 Jun 2016

We urge a broad and inclusive definition of 'engagement' and support a selective use of case studies chosen to demonstrate patterns of direct and indirect impact on end-user benefits. We caution about the limits of metrics to adequately represent the quality of our research and the burden on...

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Research report

06 May 2016

Executive Summary 

The overall quality of the Australian research sector is high by OECD standards but Australia’s performance is poor when it comes to translating publicly funded research into collaboration with business. We rank last out of 26 OECD countries on the...

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Discussion paper

02 May 2016

Overview

The ARC has commenced consultation with the higher education and research sector, industry and other end-users of research to develop quantitative and qualitative measures of engagement and impact.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of...

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Discussion paper

Submission

17 Mar 2016

Much of the national dialogue concerning higher education and the nation’s economic future tends to overlook the significant role and contribution of the arts, social sciences and humanities (ASSH). In this submission, we support the practice of work integrated learning, experiential learning...

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Research report

15 Mar 2016

Realising the benefits of Australia’s world-class research system requires translation of its outputs into economic and societal benefits. The effective translation of research will be at the core of Australia’s future competitiveness and prosperity.

In mid-2014 a group of ATSE Fellows,...

Research report

29 Feb 2016

Overview

This survey of more than 18,000 academics by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), found that the proportion of respondents doing commercial consultancy has more than halved from 15 per cent to 7 per cent.

This report updates the...

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Conference proceedings

27 Feb 2016

The annual 2015 ACUADS conference was hosted by the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA). Keynotes were given by Brian Parkes (CEO, Jam Factory) and Nick Mitzevich (Art Gallery of South Australia) and the final...

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Blog post

15 Feb 2016

Introduction

In this blog, we analyse ‘pathways to impact’ in grant applications that led to the top scoring impact case studies in the latest UK assessment of research excellence and impact (REF2014). It is easy to find...

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Discussion paper

Submission

11 Feb 2016

The focus of DASSH’s submission is on how the research and innovation sector, including the arts, social sciences and humanities, can better assist in overcoming Australia’s geographic, economic and labour challenges, with a focus on commercialisation, including how technology imports and...

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